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Poster: billymays55 Date: Jan 10, 2013 1:26pm
Forum: feature_films Subject: Flaxy Martin (1949)

I still think it's retarded that supposely if they mess up with wrong notice they get get until end of year.

Anyways this movie is the same situation with the in-notice being of MCMXLVIII = 1948 (a year off)

It was registered on February 12th 1949 but going by the in-notice of 1948 the renewal period would run from February 12th 1975 to February 12th 1976. The movie was not renewed until April 7th, 1976. This is not a timely renewal as it's late.

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Poster: Video-Cellar Date: Jan 10, 2013 1:54pm
Forum: feature_films Subject: Re: Flaxy Martin (1949)

For a normal registration pre-1949 or earlier it would be the anniversary window. The anniversary window is calculated based on the date of registration. This would mean that the anniversary window would span Feb 1976-Feb 1977. The year-in-notice is not taken into account when calculating an anniversary window because the anniversary window is only used when the years in the registration and notice match.

Because the year-in-notice is one year earlier, the law throws out the anniversary window and uses the 28th calendar year from the year-in-notice. The renewal period becomes 1 Jan 1976 until 31 Dec 1976. This does not give the claimant any extra time to renew the work.

In this film's case the renewal falls within the renewal period.

I think this is why the renewal process was moved to the use of the calendar window in all cases in 1978. The calendar year based on year-in-notice is simpler and avoids the confusion that the anniversary window causes.

This post was modified by Video-Cellar on 2013-01-10 21:54:29